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Question tuning and headgaskets

ok i work at NAPA and can get an Edge CS tuner/monitor at 10% above cost. so its going to be pretty inexpensive. I know that it has some hot tunes and it also has an economy tune. my questions are- is the Edge CS a good tuner? and will the tunes destroy my stock headstuds and head gaskets. im sure that if i run a hot tune all the time it will but i plan on running an economy tune most of the time. what effect will that have on my headgaskets and studs?

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I don't have any info to help you in regards to saying which is a better quality or this or that, but here is what you could come across if your tune is too 'hot'....

https://www.thedieselgarage.com/forum...ad.php?t=94004

If you have any timing maps (many variables involved) etc go ahead and contribute to it if you feel, but, I hope the thread helps you choose from observing all brands of tuners.

Jim "Iron Giant" Fahlin ~ A high performance car is like a guitar, you have to tune it to achieve your best operation and pull ahead of the competition.

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Hello Danfarmman,
I am from the dayton and cincinnati area and work on alot of 6.0's. If you already have head studs you don't have to much to worry about. If you don't have head studs and you tune it and drive it like you have some since you will be fine. If you haven't deleted the egr system yet that would be one thing I would look at doing. I do alot of egr coolers and try to talk most people into deleting their egr cooler. If you don't feel like deleting it I would go with a bullet proof egr cooler. I do all kinds of work on powerstrokes and have a friend that is a powerstroke mechanic at a dealer that works with me. If you ever have any quiestions or need some work done feel free to send me a message.
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thank you thartman. I already have my EGR system deleted but have the original head bolts in there. I dont drive my truck very hard but if i do blow a headgasket or whatnot i'll be getting in contact with you.

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SCT device with custom tuning written by a highly reputable custom tuner with lots of 6.0 background would be my choice. Any generic tuning device that has one fits all tuning (canned tuning) can be semi-safe in the lower power levels, but will never be as dialed in as custom tuning for transmission shifting and overall seamless performance. There are less than a handful of qualified individules that I would trust for custom tuning when it comes to the 6.0 Powerstroke. Having the Edge monitor is definitely a nice feature to have, especially since it allows you to monitor critical data. I would probably try it and see how you like it, don't load it with anything more than a milder street peformance tune, and if you tow, keep it stock or a very very mild tow tune. Too much advanced injection timing and fuel is what pops the hg's most of the time on the 6.0's, as the cyl pressures become too much for the 4 headbolts per cyl to hold. One word of caution, once you experience the higher power levels of a tuning device, you will never be the same. And custom tuning really makes you never even think of operating in stock mode again.

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Any time! If you ever have a quiestion or need anything feel free to contact me. Harry6.0 had some good advice also. Good talking with you.
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